Last week I kicked off the 4th annual You Pick It, I Review It Gen Con event. Votes were cast, and after doing a little research, I have picked two products for this year’s You Pick It. They are…

Shadows of Esteren

Shadows of Esteren

 

 

This was the first request, from 9littlebees who went the extra distance and talked right to the publisher about reviewing the book. I was already intrigued by this game the second I saw the video teaser, but what clinched it were these words: Medieval, Horrific, and Gothic. Also this game is a French import, and that has piqued my curiosity about how a Europen game looks at GMing (we are a GMing blog afterall). Overall, this game looks fantastic, and some of the French developers of the game will be at Gen Con so I will get a chance to meet with them and talk to them directly about the game.

Bonus Pick: Agents of Oblivion

Agents of Oblivion

 

 

Confession: I am just starting to run an Agents of Oblivion game, and was going to buy this book at Gen Con. It will also give me a great excuse to talk to Sean Preston about the game as well. I have read the PDF and this book has a great way to approach making a setting book, from the GM perspective. So I will happily make this my bonus pick.

 

 

 

 

 

Off To Gen Con

For those of you who put in suggestions and did not get picked, I am sorry I can’t pick up every game and review it. It is like this every year at Gen Con, too many good games..too few dollars.

I will report back after Gen Con with a Post Con report, and I will be updating G+ along the way. If you are at Gen Con, keep an eye out for me and come say hi.

About  Phil Vecchione

A gamer for 30 years, Phil cut his teeth on Moldvay D&D and has tried to run everything else since then. He has had the fortune to be gaming with the same group for almost 20 years. When not blogging or writing RPG books, Phil is a husband, father, and project manager. More about Phil.



3 Responses to You Pick It, I Review It — Gen Con 2012 UPDATE

  1. Can’t wait to read the AOO review as my gaming group is considering diving into a campaign with it. Much appreciated!!!

  2. Awesome news! Looking forward to your thoughts on Esteren!

  3. Oh damn phil, you did it again, I bought one last year, now I’m going to have to buy Esteren, that looks fantastic, I hope the game itself is as good as the video is.

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